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Jay McBain
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Attended University of Lethbridge
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Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide and Obamacare is a long-term reality. What a GREAT week for SCOTUS and the United States
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Fun project this week - Genealogy - Used Ancestry.com, some historic documentation as well as help from family members to find almost 300 relatives spanning back to 1500 (and yes, even some royalty!). I downloaded the source file and uploaded into another program that gave me a personal 84 page book.  http://jaymcbain.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-family-tree.html
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Exciting news coming from the McBain family! with +Michelle Ragusa- McBain 
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Honored to be included with this group of Channel Rockstars! Thank you ChannelPro for the recognition. http://digital.channelprosmb.com/publication/?i=257161&p=27
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Words cannot describe how proud I am to share the announcement that my AMAZING husband, Jay McBain, is now CEO of ChannelEyes! The amazing Bob Godgart will transition to Chairman. Watching your company grow, flourish, and evolve since the beginning to now has been an amazing process. Very excited to continue to watch (and cheer from the side lines) the entire ChannelEyes team on! The best is yet to come... +Jay McBain 
TROY, NY – May 13, 2015 – ChannelEyes Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved the promotion of co-founder and COO, Jay McBain to CEO. Bob Godgart has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board. “ChannelEyes has grown significantly in the past year,” said Godgart. “Becoming the largest channel acceleration platform in the world, tripling staff, and moving to a new...
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8 Reasons why NOT to buy the new Apple Watch (and 10 reasons why you should) - http://jaymcbain.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-apple-watch-officially-kicks-off.html
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Anyone know someone looking to move to Raleigh/Durham? I have a beautiful lakefront home to rent starting on August 1st!
Executive Lake Front Home for Rent Near Brier Creek and RTP 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2.5 car garage Availability: August 1, 2015 514 N Waters Edge Dr, Durham, NC (5 minutes to Brier Creek and RTP) Rent: $1,395.00 (plus HOA of $47 per month for pool/tennis/fitne...
Executive Lake Front Home for Rent Near Brier Creek and RTP 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2.5 car garage Availability: August 1, 2015 514 N Waters Edge Dr, Durham, NC (5 minutes to Brier Creek and RTP) Rent: $1,395.00 (plus HOA of $47...
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My Family Tree
A Genealogy Report For JAMES ROBERT MCBAIN Created on 15 June 2015 CONTENTS 1. PATERNAL ANCESTRY 2. MATERNAL ANCESTRY 3. DESCENDANTS 4. DIRECT RELATIONS 5. FAMILY TREES 6. SOURCES 7. INDEX OF PLACES 8. INDEX OF DATES 9. INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS 1. PATERNAL ANCE...
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Jay McBain has been named CEO of ChannelEyes, a fast-growing startup. He is replacing serial entrepreneur and co-founder Bob Godgart, who has assumed the chairman's post.
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Honored to be selected as a 2015 ChannelPro 20/20 Visionary
From ChannelPro: "As far as we're concerned, these are the 40 most influential leaders in SMB techdom today." There are plenty of bright minds in the SMB Channel, but some shine just a little brighter than the rest. Here are ChannelPro-SMB's picks for this ...
From ChannelPro: "As far as we're concerned, these are the 40 most influential leaders in SMB techdom today." There are plenty of bright minds in the SMB Channel, but some shine just a little brighter than the rest. Her...
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Things are rocking at ChannelEyes - gave a teaser webinar on our new Optyx product today with Ryan Morris​ - using data science to solve some of our most difficult challenges in recruiting, developing and accelerating indirect channel organizations. Private beta is now open.  http://channeleyes.com/channeleyes-announces-ceo-transition-bob-godgart-assumes-chairman-position-jay-mcbain-appointed-ceo/
TROY, NY – May 13, 2015 – ChannelEyes Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved the promotion of co-founder and COO, Jay McBain to CEO. Bob Godgart has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board. “ChannelEyes has grown significantly in the past year,” said Godgart. “Becoming the largest channel acceleration platform in the world, tripling staff, and moving to a new...
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An article I wrote for The VAR Guy - How Many Channel Partners Are Out There? http://thevarguy.com/my-world/051215/how-many-channel-partners-are-out-there
It's a question as old as the industry itself. Does anyone really know the answer?
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CEO at ChannelEyes
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert
Employment
  • ChannelEyes
    CEO, 2011 - present
    ChannelEyes just announced ChannelCandy - an Enterprise Mobile Platform designed for vendors to communicate and engage with their channel partners on the go. Running across virtually every mobile device, it puts real-time Partner Program highlights, news, alerts, and sales tools in the hands of the channel. Top Vendors, Distributors, Franchisors and Associations have chosen ChannelCandy to power branded Mobile Apps for their members and partners. Learn more at http://www.channelcandy.com
  • Autotask
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, 2010 - 2011
    Responsible for developing and executing Autotask's strategy for growth into new market opportunities. Accelerating the growth of an industry leading suite of cloud based software products and building the Channel programs, marketing and sales execution into new markets and communities.
  • Lenovo Group
    Director, Small and Medium Business, 2005 - 2010
    Develop and execute Lenovo's SMB strategy for North and South America. Design an innovative product/pricing portfolio and build the promotions and routes to market to grow Lenovo's share in this critical market segment. Work closely with key Channel Partners, Distributors, Retail/eTailers as well as consultants, ISVs and influencers.
  • IBM Canada
    Business Unit Executive, 1994 - 2005
    Invented a new approach to effectively cover “whitespace”. The Knowledge Worker Index, now in use world-wide with IBM in several product divisions, features a scoring algorithm to analyze industry, geography, buying behaviour, and employee size and proactively report sales coverage opportunities.
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Wynantskill, NY
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Durham, NC - Markham, ON - Bradford, ON - Newmarket, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary - Lethbridge - Edmonton
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518-203-3030
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573 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 3B East Greenbush, NY
http://www.channeleyes.com http://channeleyes.blogspot.com
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert, speed demon & CEO of ChannelEyes
Introduction

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty list by the Business Review, Top 25 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 50 Global Channel Influencer by Penton, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, as well as Top 250 Global Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor. He is often sought out for keynotes, thought leadership and industry guidance.

Jay has spent his 21 year career in various Executive sales, marketing and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. He is currently the CEO of ChannelEyes, who are reinventing the way vendors communicate, engage and enable their channel partners.

Jay currently serves as Chairman emeritus of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and Managed Services Community. He is a Board member of the Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, CRN Channel Intelligence Council and STEP - Sustainable Technology Environments Program with InfoComm, and National Cristina Foundation. 

Key areas of expertise include:

- Partner Channel programs, marketing and sales organization

- Partner development, Global sales and Enterprise sales

- Marketing organization, automation, developing value propositions for venture-backed SaaS

As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Healthcare IT and Cloud Computing. 

An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelion marketing” approach engaging in a wide range of communities across dozens of channels around the world. 

Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, and Albany, New York. He actively gives back to the community and has been on the board of the United Way, National Cristina Organization and Junior Achievement.


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Education
  • University of Lethbridge
    Management Information Systems, 1990 - 1994
  • Henry Wise Wood
    High School, 1987 - 1990
  • John Ware
    Junior High School, 1984 - 1987
  • Braeside
    Elementary School, 1982 - 1984
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie
    Elementary School, 1978 - 1982
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Birthday
June 24, 1972
Bought an Audi convertible from Jenkins from 1,700 miles away in NY. The team, especially Mike Jenkins, were helpful, efficient and very trustworthy. They arranged all of the inspections and shipping while communicating each step to us. Mike also went beyond the call of duty to get us an updated Audi Navigation DVD after the fact. Will definitely look to them for our next vehicle!
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CAUTION - DO NOT book wedding at Surf Club in New Rochelle! We had our wedding at the Surf Club in New Rochelle in July 2013. We had read the other horrible reviews but somehow thought it was other people just griping. Boy, were we wrong! We had the same experience as most of the bad reviews: - Slow service, no callbacks - Lack of care, extremely low attention to detail - Big promises in sales room, little delivery on big day However, it got much worse! 1. DISHONESTY - They disrupted our wedding after the ceremony and demanded $2,500 cash before they would serve dinner. This was a false claim of "extra people" and they would not accept a check or credit card. Our groomsman had to drive all over town looking for ATM's - this delayed the wedding 90 minutes and we were not able to have a proper dance. My bride was obviously in a panic and there was no reasoning - I overheard the owner, Sal, swear at us while he was talking with one of his minions. 2. BAIT AND SWITCH - We negotiated our wedding with their salesperson, got it in writing, and then he mysteriously dissappeared from the place. We got a call months later, after paying $5K in downpayment saying "are you still getting married here?" We received a call 6 days before the wedding and they changed the signed contract by removing the Viennese hour unless we paid more! 3. UNETHICAL - They wanted everything in cash since the day we locked in our date. Perhaps everything isn't on the up-and-up. Will copy IRS on this review. 4. BROKEN PROMISES - Everything from "top shelf" liquor that was never served, to carving stations that never appeared. They force you to use their florist who then significantly overcharges. They promised to charge "half price" for children and vendors - they ended up charging us full price and more. 5. POOR TREATMENT of vendors - the photo booth guy had to carry his equipment up the stairs because they gave him a liability excuse on the elevator. The DJ, videographer and photographer were all limited to what they could do and where they could go even though we had the place to ourselves. While they were demanding the extra cash from #1 above - they would not let the DJ play music. Needless to say, it was a cluster from the very beginning. They have a nice location, but feel that no effort or investment needs to be made on customer service. Two thumbs down.
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Chris Collins Plumbing did an excellent job putting in a gas stove today. They took the extra time necessary and the attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely call them for all of our future needs and recommend to others.
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Drove 45 minutes to restaurant to find it part of a gas station and they would not accept a valid Groupon (and told us to go get our money back from them as they are not honoring anymore) - would not recommend
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